Earlier this year, we honored Webby for Good nominees using WordPress to bring positive changes to the world. On November 15th, 2018 industry experts and technology innovators from across the EU will meet for the Webby’s European sister show, The Lovie Awards. Winners are selected for creating a stunning overall digital experience as well as for excellence in select areas: websites, apps, mobile sites and podcasts, online advertising, internet video, and social media.

This year, WP Engine partnered with The Lovie Awards to bring Lovie For Good, a project highlighting digital experiences bringing positive change to the world. From an algorithm to promote compassionate leadership to campaigns recognizing the importance of fresh air, these winners are using the internet to spread awareness and initiate change. In this series, we highlight Lovie For Good winners built on WordPress. For many nonprofits, organizations, and individuals WordPress’ affordability, flexibility, and scalability provide the perfect framework to spread awareness, organize, and maintain a campaign or project.

In this segment, we highlight Untire, an application that helps cancer patients and survivors reduce cancer-related fatigue (CRF) symptoms and regain life. CRF is a common side-effect of cancer and related treatments; patients describe it as a paralyzing level of fatigue that leaves patients feeling washed out and listen. Untire was created by a team IT developers, researchers, and cancer specialists in the field of psycho-oncology and is based on years of experience in face-to-face and online therapy.

The Untire app can serve as digital medicine for cancer patients as well as initiate the doctor-patient conversation about combatting CRF. Preliminary results show that fatigue diminishes significantly and patients report feelings of happiness as well as energy improvements. 

For more information about research regarding Untire, check out their website or the app.